Dr. Siler is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a B.Mus. degree, and has an M.M.E. and Ph.D. in music from the University of South Carolina School of Music.
He has taught both instrumental and choral music in the public schools and at the college level. At present he has fourteen published choral anthems and is active as a church organist. His wife, Jan, is a music teacher, and his son, Nathan, is Associate Professor of Trombone at Eastern Kentucky University. His daughter, Allison, is an Assistant District Attorney.